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Author Topic: Fri., 10/24 Bruce Haight  (Read 1062 times)

magus

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Fri., 10/24 Bruce Haight
« on: October 24, 2014, 09:24:25 AM »
THEME:   Latin phrase with an additional consonant yields humorous results
   
GOOD ONES:     
Latin for "fish trading"?   SQUID PRO QUO [still laughing!]   
Latin for "big idiot"?   MAGNUM DOPUS   
Wild West   MAE   
Hides in the closet?   FURS   
   
BTW:   
Snoozefest   DRAG [haven't heard drag in a millennium]   
Vinyl spinners   LP'S [haven't heard wax in a millennium]   
Friday is one: Abbr.   SGT [haven't heard Joe Friday in a millennium]   
Yikes!   HOLY SMOKES [OMG, haven't heard that in a millennium]   
   
   
RATING:    ;D ;D ;D
Three grins = Loved it; Two grins = Enjoyed it; One grin = A bit bland for my taste; One teardrop = Not much fun   

Thomps2525

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Re: Fri., 10/24 Bruce Haight
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2014, 02:56:34 PM »
"MAGNUMDOPUS"? Yikes! Bruce Haight should be embarrassed by that! And shouldn't the clue for SGT be "Friday was one" instead of "Friday is one"? Jack Webb played Sgt. Joe Friday on Dragnet, which aired from 1952 to 1959 and from 1967 to 1970. Webb died in 1982. He was a police sergeant, at least on television, but he certainly isn't a sergeant now. And those are the facts, Ma'am!

Jon-O

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Re: Fri., 10/24 Bruce Haight
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2014, 01:57:18 AM »
I disagree, LARR.  Sgt. Friday the character didn't die -- only his original actor did.  In this particular instance, Ed O'Neill played Sgt. Friday in the 2003-2004 revival.  In general, unless the character dies in-story, it's common to use present-tense verbs to refer to them.  I would say "Jack Webb played one" but "Friday is one."

- Jonathan

 


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